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39.5mm Omega, any day of the week. (y)
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i would get the 2500D PO. Granted you give up the ceramic for aluminum on the bezel, the bracelet is a bit older, and the movement is older too (2500D is my favorite Co-Axial movement). The watch strikes a better balance between being modern while not being too shiny, and is much thinner.
Just out of curiosity, where are you getting that the PO 2500 is much thinner than the 39.5? having owned the first gen PO 42 for 13+ years and tried on the 39.5, I thought the difference in thickness was negligible at best(the 43.5 on the other hand...). Also, everywhere I look, including here on WUS, both watches are measured in the 14.2-.5mm range.
 

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Thanks all for your input. So I ended up buying the BB58. It was a difficult choice but the comfort and versatility of the BB58 won out over the PO. Very pleased with my purchase and knowledge that if I have any regrets ill be able to sell it without taking much of a hit.


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Thanks all for your input. So I ended up buying the BB58. It was a difficult choice but the comfort and versatility of the BB58 won out over the PO. Very pleased with my purchase and knowledge that if I have any regrets ill be able to sell it without taking much of a hit.


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Congrats! It's a great watch, there's no wrong choice between those 2.


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Congratulations! I own a BB58 and a PO, and both are great watches, but quite different. The BB58 is very understated, I really love it. Realy there's nothing about it that I don't like, even the dreaded rivets are a non-starter for me at least.
 

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Thanks all for your input. So I ended up buying the BB58. It was a difficult choice but the comfort and versatility of the BB58 won out over the PO. Very pleased with my purchase and knowledge that if I have any regrets ill be able to sell it without taking much of a hit.
Good choice. Congratulations. If you're going for versatility, the Planet Ocean will never win. ;) Fortunately, you can have both in your collection and not have to worry about one stepping on the others' toes. The 39.5mm PO can be had for around 3k pre-owned and is very price-stable, so there's little risk of taking a financial bath.
 

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I own both, but a size up - 43.5 PO and 41 BB.

If I could only keep one it wouldn't even be close.......PO all day long.

I bought the Omega because I find it as the best modern diver available (IMHO).

The Tudor came home because I wanted a retro diver and the Oris 65 left me cold. The BB is great for what it is.

Also, for me, the 43.5 PO wears smaller than the BB41 (in-house) even though it shouldn't on paper.
 

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Also, for me, the 43.5 PO wears smaller than the BB41 (in-house) even though it shouldn't on paper.
I have noticed this as well. I think the 43.5mm PO would be a 42mm if it had conventional crown guards instead of an asymmetric case. The lugs also curve downwards instead of jutting outwards, so it will hug the wrist better and feel smaller. That's what I think, anyway.
 
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